A complete guide to The Wrangler NFR

The Wrangler NFR is the home of entertainment. The championship offers ten days of no-holds-barred entertainment content with the best cowboys slugging it out for the ultimate crown. But the championship is so much more.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is arguably the biggest celebration of western culture and comes with lots of holiday shopping options. It is also an avenue for thousands of rodeo to meet and share experiences.

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complete guide to The Wrangler NFR

This year’s edition has a lot in store for fans – both in the arena and outside the arena. This will ensure that rodeo diehards stay busy throughout those ten days of world-class entertainment.

Due to the number of programs and options available to attendees, some get lost in the awe and are unable to get the full experience. This is why we have prepared the ultimate Rodeo guide to ensure you get the best of the Wrangler 2020.

The Wrangler NFR is an all-round 24/7 event and this guide will cover every period of the ten days. No part of the event will be left out. With this guide, you stand to have the best Wrangler championship of your life.

This guide will cover everything from daytime events to nightlife highlights to brand showcase and musical options. You will also get everything you need for a great shopping experience as well as the best place to stay while you’re in town.



One of the most popular actions during the championship is the Bullfighters Only Championship. This lively event holds at the Tropicana Bullfighters Only Event Tent and is scheduled at 2 pm each day of the championship. It wouldn’t hurt to take a beverage along during the event.

If you are unable to attend the event at the tent, you can watch the live stream on the Wrangler Network.


One moment we all cherish is when we get the autograph of our favorite rodeo stars. It is a memory that we never forget and a story that we are always happy to share. There will be more opportunities for moments like this with the Wrangler Autograph Sessions.

The autograph sessions have been placed at different locations so you can get easier access to your favorite stars – these locations include the popular Cowboy Christmas, Golden Nugget and MGM Grand. Visit the NFR experience for scheduling details.


It is impossible to mention the Wrangler NFR without touching Miss Rodeo America. This is a showcase of the best and brightest young women of western identity. The annual event is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, December 1 and end the following Sunday with the coronation performance.

Get a chance to see who will replace Miss Taylor McNair as the 2020 Miss Rodeo America.


The Wrangler NFR offers rodeo fans a great avenue to do their holiday shopping. Cowboy Christmas is the most popular shopping center at the championship and here are some things to love about it.

  • About 350 exhibition booths for the best shopping experience
  • Live music and other entertainments by RODEOHOUSTON.
  • Live rodeo events such as the Junior World Finals presented by YETI.
  • It is also the official gift shop of the Wrangler NFR.

Entry to the Cowboy Christmas is free and it opens daily between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.


The RODEO LIVE STAGE is the official stop for live music. The stage also features daily talk shows by some of the most popular figures in the world of Rodeo. Here are some of the daily show schedules at the RODEO LIVE STAGE.

  • RFD-TV presents Western Sports Roundup at 9:15 am.
  • Flint Rasmussen presents “Outside the Barrel” at 12 noon.
  • Andy Griggs’ “Keepin’ it Country” is by 1:15 pm.


The good people of Calgary Stampede will be bringing one of the biggest interactive platforms to the championship. Aptly tagged The Great Wall of Rodeo, this large backdrop will also be graced by the contestants in the Wrangler NFR 2020.

This is will be situated in the Rodeo Way area – it is located east of the Cowboy Christmas live stage.

Cowboy & Indians are coming to the NFR!

C&I will be at this year’s edition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The brand will have a booth that you can locate towards the entrance of the Cowboy Christmas area. Look out for the C&I logo on one of the tents.

Nightlife Thrills

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has a lot of nightlife options for entertainment – the fun never stops. Here is a guide on the championship has to offer during the night hours. Don’t worry, the night shift is filled with equally great events like the daytime.

Official Rodeo Night Events and Performances

This will run for a little above two hours between the hours of 6:45 pm and 9 pm daily. Here are some of the official night themes;

  • Monday, December 9 will be the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night”
  • Thursday, December 14 will be “National Patriots Night”

After-Dark Glow

These are the after-dark events open to the public; most of these events will be recurring for all the ten days of the championship.

  • Rump’s Rodeo Party hosted by Justin Rumford.
  • South Point Presents Ram Rodeo Tailgate Party
  • The Mirage Presents Rodeo Vegas 2019.
  • Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island.
  • Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball
  • MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone
  • Buckin’ Bash hosted by Justin Rumford.
  • Wrangler NFR GO Round Buckle Presentations hosted by Flint Rasmussen & Randy Corley
  • National Finals Tonight Show hosted by Don Gay & Joe Beaver.


Jason Aldean will be bringing his awesomeness to the MGM’s Park Theater from December 6 to December 8. REBA and BROOKS & DUNN will pair to delight fans at the Caesars’ Colosseum for seven dates.

The cowboy king George Strait will be at the T-Mobile Arena on 6th & 7th while Shania Twain and her evergreen talent will grace the Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater for five epic dates.

Aaron Watson will wow the crowd at the South Point Showroom during the Wrangler NFR GO Round Buckle Presentations hosted by Flint Rasmussen & Randy Corley. The dates for this are December 5 to December 8.

There are no Nightlife Thrills without Cowboys & Indians

C&I will be offering live music, fine drink options and food specials throughout the ten-day period of the championship at the Silverton Casino & Hotel. The events will be hosted by Justin Frazell and here are some of the performers lined up to thrill the crowd;

  • Randy Brown
  • Roger Creager
  • Ned LeDoux
  • Holly Tucker and many more.

Wrangler NFR: Book your Hotel Rooms

There is an economics concept that high demand leads to a high increase in prices of commodities – this is known as inflation. Inflated prices and rates have become a feature of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

It is now a permanent feature of the National Finals Rodeo for hotels on and off the Strip to charge higher rates. The cowboy championship sees more than 100,000 thousand rodeo fans every year during the 10-day period.

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Wrangler NFR: Book your Hotel Rooms and rates details

There is a simple explanation to this; it is just basic economics of supply of demand and supply. On the average, most hotels and properties around the Texas strip charge around three times the normal rate during the period of the championship.

This scenario is a common occurrence in Texas – it is quite popular for Texas hotels and casinos to drive room rates higher during major events as a result of the compression arising from high demand.

Popular Hotels in the area frequented by attendees

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2020 will be attended by over 100,000 people at the Globe Life Field. This is the premier event of the rodeo sports and is also the richest rodeo sports championship.

It will be watched by millions of people home and abroad and comes with other events such as Miss Rodeo America 2020. The championship is slated for December 3 to December 12.

All of these attract a huge number of people who are going to need accommodation options. Most attendees tend to stay near the venue of the championship, which is why hotels and properties on and off the Strip are perfect options for them. The Strip is located about 2 miles from the Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas.

Here are some of the closest hotels to the championship arena;

  • Bellagio Hotel
  • Downtown Grand
  • Aria
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Luxor
  • Harrah’s
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Golden Nugget
  • Flamingo
  • South Point
  • Caesars’ Palace
  • Excalibur
  • Circus Circus
  • Bally’s

Other events related to the championship are also taking place at these hotels, making them a convenient option to stay close to the entertainment and fun. The Cowboys & Indians after-dark party will be held daily at the Silverton Casino & Hotel and MGM Grand; Jason Aldean is scheduled to perform at the MGM’s Park Theater while REBA and BROOKS & DUNN will be performing at Caesars’ Colosseum.

Golden Nuggets is one of the locations for the Wrangler NFR official autograph session. These and many more are why many attendees of the championship prefer to stay in these hotels.

Surging Prices across the Valley

This huge number of guests translates to prices surging. Here are some examples to perfectly illustrate this point;

A property located near the Vegas Strip that is expected that rodeo fans would stay charges $135 for a room during the period of the championship. Two weeks later, the same property drops the rate to $29 a night.

That right there is a 4.6 multiplier on the normal rates.

Another example is the case of MGM Grand rate at $288 during the championship and $67 for normal days. South Point has sold out all its rooms at $119 for weekdays and $159 for weekends.

Best Hotel Deals during the Wrangler NFR 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Texas presents the Rock NFR 2020! The hotel is an official sponsor of the championship and offers some of the best rates and packages – get as low as $40 dining credit at Mr. Lucky’s and Pink Taco.

It also comes with a free nightly shuttle and free parking. The hotel offers a rate of $65 for weekdays. Click here for more info.

Treasure Island is another official sponsor hotel offering great rates to rodeo fans during the championship. At $79, you can get a free shuttle to/from the arena, free TI Gilley’s NFR souvenir, 2-for-1 Draft Beers at Gilley’s and many more. Click here for more details.

Watch NFR 2020 on Wrangler Network

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the number one championship of the sports of rodeo. It is a season-ending championship that pits the highest-earning stars of the rodeo world during the regular season.

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has held every December since 1985 at the popular Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas. The Wrangler NFR is not just the richest and biggest ProRodeo’s rodeo, it is also one of the most-watched events in the sport.

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Millions of viewers nationwide watch the best cowboys and barrel racers annually over a period of 10 days.

The last year served up so much excitement and thrills, wowing viewers with some of the best barrel racers of all time. The previous edition also served up major drama that ensured that viewers stayed glued to their TVs and mobile devices throughout the ten-day period of the tournament.

The Wranglers National Finals Rodeo 2020 promises to be even bigger and better. The top fifteen contestants in all the categories are ready to emerge as one of the two champions (or possibly the two champions).

The chance to be recognized as the overall world champion of the rodeo is one that has all the contestants bringing their best to the table.

How to Watch NFR on The Cowboy Channel+

The Cowboy Channel+ has the major rights to air the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2020. The channel will cover the main event for all ten days of the championship.

The Cowboy Channel is however not the only channel that will be airing the 2020 edition of the world’s premier rodeo championship. You can watch the finals on these other channels;

  • ProRodeoTv
  • WNFR Official Broadcaster
  • Rural Radio Sirius XM

These channels have obtained the rights to show the championships from the major channel.

The Cowboy Channel+ has also provided options for rodeo lovers outside the States. ProRodeoTV is the best option for people living outside the US – you can watch the championship live in countries such as Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the UK, and even Australia.

The following channels are also available to people living outside the US, ensuring that they do not miss a second of the action;

  • YouTube
  • DirecTV Now
  • TV Hulu
  • PlayStation Vue; and
  • Sling TV

You can access the The Cowboy Channel+ in the above apps.

For all rodeo diehards and enthusiasts, click here for more details on the scheduled time for watching your favorite stars slug it out for ultimate glory.

Wrangler Network Live Stream

 You can watch the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2020 on the Wrangler Network Live Stream. This option is accessible for lovers of the sport who do not own cable. The 2018 edition of the championship also aired on the platform.

Network Live Stream promises to bring better seamless imagery with super video quality to viewers using the platform.

What is Wrangler Network?

The Wrangler Network is the official broadcaster of the rodeo sports. It has been described as the home of the Western lifestyle and culture. The channel provides real-time updates all on things western including cowboy sports, award ceremonies and many more.

You can also check out video clips and highlights of previous editions of the NFR on the Wrangler Network. The channel offers thousands of videos including clips of funny moments that were the best parts of the previous editions.


Enjoy 24-hour round coverage of this breathtaking sport that is enjoyed by millions of viewers in the United States and different parts of the world. There are various platforms available to you to enjoy the best of rodeo sports – do not miss out on a second of the action, it might just be the best part.

Features of NFR Mobile Apps

Rodeo fans called and the NFR answered – your favorite rodeo app is back! The organizers of National Finals Rodeo have announced that the fully integrated NFR Mobile app is available for all users.

The National Finals Rodeo is more than just a championship of the best cowboys – it is a true celebration of western ideals and culture. It is an experience that creates memorable moments like no other.

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Features of NFR Mobile Apps

It is the wish of the organizers that fans attending the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo get the full experience. This is why the NFR Mobile App has been made available.

The app is sponsored by Texas Events, who recently made the announcement for the launch of the app. It gives fans of the championship a better opportunity to plan their stay at the Globe Life Field for the championship.

Here are some features of the app.

  • Ticketing: any rodeo diehard that has attended a Wrangler NFR championship will tell you that getting your ticket as soon as possible is the best option. The mobile app gives you the chance to easily purchase tickets to the championship with ease and comfort.

The mobile app has all the details you need regarding how and where to purchase tickets online. It also gives a better opportunity to manage your tickets for getting the best rodeo experience.

The NFR Mobile App is the best place to get access to StubHub, which is the official fan marketplace of the championship.

  • News & Blogs: information is key, and this is equally true for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo too. There are so many details about the championship – the mobile app gives up-to-date information about the championship to users.

You can also make use of the push notification feature for alerts on the championship. Follow the NFR bloggers during the championship for more insight into the happenings of the championship.

  • Maps & Parking Spaces: The mobile app gives you locational details of the venue of events such as the Cowboy Christmas and areas within the Globe Life Field.

You can also get a detailed map for Texas while you’re in the desert for the championship.

  • Statistics & Highlights: It is highly unlikely that you catch all the action during the championship. The truth is there is just so much to do. You need not be worried as the mobile app provides users with highlights and video clips of the best moments. You can also get statistics of contestants in various categories.
  • NFR Curated Playlist & Podcast: Get the best-curated music by NFR editors to get the full rodeo experience on the app. Check out the NFR podcast for more info.
  • More features: The mobile app contains other features such as scheduling, live feed of Beyond the Dirt, info on Cowboy Christmas and many more.

The NFR Mobile app is available on all platforms and free. Get the best of Wrangler NFR 2020 with this app.

Miss Rodeo America Pageant – Las Vegas NFR 2020

The Miss Rodeo America Pageant is one of the many colorful events that come with the Wranglers National Final Rodeo. It is the annual showcase of the most beautiful and smartest women with an eventual emerging as the new Miss Rodeo America. Just like the Wrangler NFR, this event holds in Las Vegas too.

Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant Presented by Justin

Miss Rodeo America is more than just a pageant – this is a competition that gives equal emphasis on appearance as it does personality. Then throw in the fact that horsemanship is a requirement – you have the ultimate female-themed Rodeo event.

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The pageant is an opportunity of a lifetime for many young women. It is an ideal platform to show their horsemanship skills as well as having one of the best experiences of their life.

Miss Rodeo America serves as a solid foundation for all the participating young women – and not just the winner. It is a way to meet new people who can help achieve their future endeavors. They say your net worth is your level of network – young women can meet life-changing friends and business partners during the competition.

What’s Store for the Winner of the Pageant

The lucky Miss Rodeo America becomes the face of the sport of rodeo for the year. This means that the winner travels around the states of the country promoting and educating all and sundry on the rodeo sport.

The reigning Miss Rodeo America will the number one educator of the western way of life, teaching the nous and values that come with the culture. She will appear in many schools promoting the rodeo.

Miss Rodeo America also becomes the winner of a prize of about $20,000 as well as other packages that include scholarships, Justin Boots and Wrangler apparel, Montana Silversmiths jewelry and belt buckles.

Taylor McNair of Mississippi is the reigning Miss Rodeo America having won the 2019 edition. She became just the third woman from the great state of Mississippi to wear the crown.

Miss Rodeo America Pageant 2020

The Miss Rodeo America 2020 will hold on Sunday, December 1, 2019, through Sunday, December 8, 2019. This will be at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas NV.

The coronation and contract signing will hold Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the same hotel. This year’s event is presented by Justin Boots. If you will like to make reservations for this year’s Miss Rodeo America, click here.

Miss Rodeo America Pageant Dates:

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 – Contestant Horsemanship Competition at 9:30 am
  • Monday, December 2, 2019 – Contestant Written Test at 3:00 pm
  • Monday, December 2, 2019 – Contestant Personality Interview/Fashion Show Rehearsals at 4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Luncheon at 12 noon.
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Contestant Personality Interview/Fashion Show Rehearsals at 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Photogenics Judging at 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal at 1:45 pm
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal at 8:30 pm & 2:45 pm
  •  Friday, December 6, 2019 – Fashion Show & Luncheon at 11:30 am
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Justin Boots Parade at 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Miss Rodeo America 2020 Coronation Performance at 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Miss Rodeo America introduced at the Wrangler NFR

All-time and dates are still tentative. Check here for more current info.

Miss Rodeo America 2020 Contestants:

Miss Rodeo America 2020 contestants list given below…

  1. Johnna Drew, Alaska
  2. Jordan Ownby, Arizona
  3. Susan Rhodes, Arkansas
  4. Madison Wagner, California
  5. Kellie Stockton, Colorado
  6. Cara Spirazza, Florida
  7. Sara Weekes, Idaho
  8. Rachael Ostrem, Iowa
  9. Brooke Wallace, Kansas
  10. Cheyenne Benoit, Louisiana
  11. Hannah Wagner, Minnesota
  12. Kaitlyn Ayers, Missouri
  13. Kayla Seaman, Montana
  14. Eva Oliver, Nebraska
  15. Jennifer Fisk, Nevada
  16. Savannah Welborn, New Mexico
  17. Noelle White, New York
  18. Kara Berntson, North Dakota
  19. Kodi Smalygo, Oklahoma
  20. Taylor Ann Skramstad, Oregon
  21. Jordan Tierney, South Dakota
  22. Olivia Johnston, Tennessee
  23. Jordan Maldonado, Texas
  24. Mckaylie Richins, Utah
  25. Hannah Leib, Washington
  26. Lexus King, Wisconsin
  27. Hannah Ostheimer, Wyoming

Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation

One of the most long-running traditions of Miss Rodeo America is the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation. The pageantry has always recognized the need for the winners of the event to further their education.

The need for further education is why the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1997. This allowed education to be one of the key facets of the pageantry.

The Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation gives a scholarship worth $20,000 to the winner of the pageantry as well as other various scholarship awards for different categories and areas.

The scholarship award is not limited to just the winner alone – all the contestants are entitled to a minimum of $1000 for just competing in the competition.

The 2020 edition of Miss Rodeo America promises to be a showcase of the brightest young women of the Western culture. These young women will have an experience of a lifetime and to be rewarded with several packages that will help to expose and broaden their knowledge of the sport of rodeo.

How to Watch NFR 2020 Live on Roku Devices

The organizers of the National Finals Rodeo have recognized the need to give viewers multiple options to watch their favorite stars compete for the ultimate crown. The rodeo season is a long one – the regular season is all year long and no rodeo lover should miss out on the finale.

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has cemented its status as the number one rodeo event in the world. Millions of Americans tune in to watch the best in bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and many more categories compete for the crown as overall king of the rodeo.

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Watch NFR 2019 Live on Roku Devices

More importantly, the championship is watched by many viewers outside the States. There is a need to provide adequate coverage where the championship is broadcasted throughout the world – a show of the competition’s status as the world’s best championship.

The championship itself is a 24-hour long competition for 10 consecutive days – there are lots of action to be captured, there is a lot of moments that should be witnessed by all lover of the sport.

This is why the National Finals Rodeo 2019 has made available for broadcast on Roku devices. This gives viewers an opportunity to have a convenient and easy-to-access platform to watch any category of the championship they choose.

CBS Sports Network on Roku Devices

CBS Sports Network remains the major channel that broadcasts the NFR 2019. It has absolute right for the championship. However, CBS programs are accessible on Roku devices and one of the programs is CBS Sports Network.

If you have the Roku app, you can watch round-the-clock minutes of the action of the NFR 2019. You have the opportunity to stream live on your Roku devices provided that you have a good network as well as access to CBS programming.

These are the issues that may prevent you from enjoying the live actions from the championship. Streaming is the ultimate form of watching entertainment events in the 21st century – in fact, 2019 might just be the peak year for streaming.

For worldwide coverage of the championship, streaming plays a huge part in ensuring that every rodeo diehard can watch the grand finale of the rodeo season.

How to watch live National Finals Rodeo events on your Roku devices

If you have a Roku account already, all you have to do is power up your Roku device and connect to the internet. Login into the account, access the CBS Sports Network channel and enjoy live rodeo events such as bull riding and barrel racing.

With this, you can turn your living room into a home theater and have the best seat to live NFR action anywhere in the world.

If you don’t have a Roku account, create one here. Activate your account and follow the steps above.

You can access CBS Sports Network on any of the two Roku devices;

  • Roku streaming player; with HD to 4K capabilities.
  • Roku TV; enjoy the numerous built-in features that comes with the product. An ideal device to enjoy the NFR 2019 championship.

With any Roku device and an internet connection, you can enjoy the National Finals Rodeo anywhere you are.

What is National Finals Rodeo?

The National Finals Rodeo is the culmination of a season of thrills and excitement in the Professional Rodeo Association (PRCA). To many observers and industry experts, this is the world’s foremost and premier rodeo championship. Think of the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) as the Super Bowl of Rodeo – that is how big it is.

What is National Finals Rodeo

The championship holds at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas every December, where the best and brightest of the rodeo compete for ultimate glory and the top prize. The world’s best barrel racers, cowboys and livestock have been showcased in the championship every year since 1985.

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How Does Wrangler NFR Work?

The National Finals Rodeo brings together the best fifteen contestants of the regular season in several tournaments such as Justin Boots Playoffs & Championship. The fifteen top-earning stars during the regular season of the following competitions compete in the Wrangler NFR:

  • Bareback riding
  • Team roping (headers and heelers)
  • Tie-down roping
  • Barrel racing
  • Steer wrestling and
  • Saddle-bronc riding
  • Bull riding

For the bull riding competition, the top fifteen contestants are mostly drafted from the regular season of the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour. The journey to the Las Vegas NFR is a year-long affair for the stars that compete in the championship.

It is perfect close to the months of adrenaline rush mixed with an incredible level of energy and technique – an epic showdown.

How Do Winners Emerge?

The winner of the Wrangler NFR is determined by using the aggregate earnings of the year. What does this mean? After the conclusion of the finals itself, the overall winner is determined by adding the earnings before the NFR to the earnings during the Wrangler NFR.

This system ensures that consistency is favored over outliers – a contestant with huge earnings during the NFR may not necessary, be the best performer during the course of the regular season.

If the overall winner is based only on earnings made during the WNFR season, contestants with modest earnings during the regular season but huge earnings may emerge overall winner as against a contestant with consistent high earnings throughout the regular season and the final rodeo.

How Does the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo?

The Wrangler NFR is a series of 10 rounds holding for 10 consecutive days. The fifteen cowboy contestants and barrel racers compete in a round and earn money by placing first to sixth in each round. CBS Sports will air the Wrangler NFR live broadcast.

A contestant also picks up bonus money for placing between first and eighth in the average – the average refers to the cumulative points/times earned during all the 10 rounds.

The NFR has two champions for every event, except the team roping events that has four; the first champion is the average winner who is the champion of the Wrangler NFR itself.

The second champion is the overall World Champion who earned the most in the year – the contestant with the most earnings during the regular season and Las Vegas NFR. In some years, the two champions can be the same person. For other years, it is different people emerging as champions.

Details for this Year’s Championship

Date: December 5-14

Venue: Thomas and Mack Arena, Las Vegas.

The perfect grand finale to a year of drama and pure thrills.

List of Entertainment during the Las Vegas NFR

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a ten-day-long event that delivers maximum entertainment and thrills to the audience. Thousands of people come from different parts America to converge at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas looking for an experience like never before.

While the championship proper never disappoints, it is important that the audience have the other source of entertainment while waiting for their favorite categories or before the championship kicks off.

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NFR Entertainment at Las Vegas

This is the only way that a person traveling thousands of miles across several states can get a worthwhile experience.

To get the full Rodeo experience, we encourage diehard fans to follow this guide:

NFR Express Shuttle Bus

Start your travel with the express shuttle bus provided by the NFR. The complimentary shuttle comes with the best travel service – ease, comfort as well as the opportunity to meet other rodeo diehards like yourself. This is the best way to kick off your ten days of fun.

Rodeo-Themed Outdoor Areas

The moment you arrive in the premises of the Thomas & Mack Center, you are welcomed into rodeo-themed areas that will give you the feel of the excitement on that the championship itself would offer.

The areas are extended to both outside the center as well as in the building. For lovers of outdoor experience, you will love the ProRodeo Zone.

The ProRodeo Zone is a series of outdoor PRCA sponsor-activation tents where you can enjoy the best of live western music. If you come in a group or with friends, these tents are the perfect relaxation spot for you while you wait for the action.

The next source of entertainment during the Wrangler Finals Rodeo is the NFR Fan Zone. This is another outdoor source of fun that comes with more sponsor tents. You can buy Wrangler NFR merchandise in the trailers here and be even closer to your favorite star.

The NFR Fan Zones also offer beverage options as well as video screens where you can enjoy previous high moments from the previous editions of the championship. There are also rodeo-themed tables where attendees of the event can meet and share different stories.

This is the ultimate area for getting and sharing fan love.

The Wrangler NFR also provides two outdoor video boards where fans can enjoy the best moments of the storied Wrangler history. These boards also provide means to enjoy highlight videos of past editions.

You can also watch contestant interviews regarding the tournament or participate in the interactive sessions.

Rodeo-Themed Indoor Areas

There are a plethora of indoor entertainment options for fans during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

First on the list is The Shoe. The Shoe has been described by many as probably their favorite part of the entire ten-day championship. It is a 36,000 square foot area that is purely dedicated to everything Rodeo and western during the championship. The Shoe is located in the northwest area of the center.

Here are the features of The Shoes that has endeared it to the heart of so many Rodeo fans;

  • 2,500 square-foot glass-enclosed balcony with a view of the famous Strip.
  • Interactive areas for fans to get closer to their favorite stars
  • A saloon because you need to look your best during the Wrangler National Final Rodeo.
  • Live broadcast of the rodeo each of the ten nights
  • Saddle displays
  • The location for CBS Sports Network pre-show

The Cowboy Corral which is located at the opposite end offers live music, a bar with complimentary drinks and a wide relaxation area.

Here is the lineup of artists expected to perform at the Cowboy Corral.

  • Andy Griggs & D’em Boyz
  • Sean Curtis and the Divide
  • The Britt Stokes Band

The Bull & Barrel Saloon is fashioned after the categories of the same name and here are the features that make it a wonderful source of entertainment.

  • Food service
  • Luxury bar
  • Hall of Champions

Every minute of your stay at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Wrangler Final Rodeo has been designed to give you maximum entertainment. Expect the time of your life at the 2019 Wrangler NFR.

How to Watch NFR on Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS, Apple TV, & More

So, you want to see the National Finals Rodeo and are not sure how you can. Watching the NFR this year is going to be super exciting and you really do not want to miss a thing. CBS Sports Network is broadcasting the live vent and they own the rights to all of the NFR action for ten days, therefore watching it anywhere is going to be difficult. We have ways that you and your family can watch the NFR live stream without any problems and without breaking the bank to watch.

Watch NFR live on Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS, Apple TV

The CBS Sports Network is available on many different platforms. You can watch CBS Sports Network on your Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more using live streaming TV services. You can use Hulu, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and more. We are going to break down each service for you, to give you an idea of what each has to offer.

NFR 2020 Streaming info
StreamingCoupon (20% Off)
The Cowboy Channel (real-time)Watch HereNFR
RFD-TV (real-time)Watch HereNFR
Cowboy Channel Plus (12 hours delay)Watch Here


Hulu: Hulu is $44.99 per month for live TV and includes CBS Sports Network. You also get Hulu’s on-demand content and their original movies and series. They have another plan with limited commercials for $39.99.

PlayStation Vue: The PlayStation Vue is $49.99 per month for the Access package with CBS Sports Network. You will get CBS Sports Network and channels like ESPN. There is another package that is $44.99 per month for two months. This one has more sports channels.

FuboTV: fuboTV is one of the top-rated sports based streaming services. It costs $54.99 per month and includes a ton of channels. Fubo Tv offers CBS Sports Network and others like FS1 too.

YouTube TV: YouTube TV offers a subscription for $49.99 per month and they have the CBS Sports Network included in this package. If you need more than one account, that’s not a problem. With a paid subscription to YouTube TV, you can create up to 6 different profiles.  You can set up a profile that is solely yours.  There is also a way to record events and watch them later. They offer a free trial as well and several sports channels.

AT & T TV NOW: AT & T TV NOW was called DirecTV NOW, and once the companies merged, the name changed as of August 1, 2019. If you are looking for a service that has many of the regular channels, you’re in luck. AT & T NOW has a few packages, but the CBS Sports Network and ESPN are in the $70 per month. There is also a basic package that has more than 65 channels. It is $35 per month and a great deal. They offer a free 7-day trial, you may not get everyday of the NFR live, but you will get 7 days of it with the trial. You might end up really liking what options they have for channels.

The NFR is coming in December, and it may be difficult to watch, however, if you have one of these streaming services, you’ll be able to watch on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and more.

How to Watch NFR on CBS Sports Network Without Cable

The National Rodeo Finals are in Las Vegas, Nevada this year and this will be the 35th year of this event. The competition is high and cowboys and cowgirls across the world will be aiming high to win the $10 million prize. The event is held at the Thomas and Mack Center and if you cannot make it, there are some ways you can watch the live action as it unfolds. We have several options listed for you to be able to enjoy the excitement of this amazing event.

Watch NFR on CBS Sports Network Without Cable

How Can I Stream NFR on CBS Sports Network

fuboTV:  fuboTV is a sports-centered streaming service that you may really like. You will be able to catch all of the live events broadcasted here. They are offering a free 7-day trial if you would like to see what is offered before subscribing.

NFR 2020 Streaming info
StreamingCoupon (20% Off)
The Cowboy Channel (real-time)Watch HereNFR
RFD-TV (real-time)Watch HereNFR
Cowboy Channel Plus (12 hours delay)Watch Here


  • Hulu Live TV: Hulu is attempting to compete with the other streaming services and give subscribers their Hulu originals, and offer regular television channels as well. Hulu with live TV gives viewers the ability to watch on several different platforms and many devices are compatible.
  • AT&T NOW: AT&T NOW, or what was DirecTV NOW is another streaming service that you can watch the NFR on as well. They have basic packages and their basic package has CBS Sports Network on it. They are also offering a free 7-day trial if you would like to check out what they have. You can cancel at any time.
  • Philo: Philo is another online streaming service that has on-demand and live TV. You can watch on up to three devices at one time. You can watch the NFR on Philo as well. The subscription starts out at $20 per month and is a great deal. There is a free 7-day trial and you can cancel at any time.
  • PS Vue:  PS Vue is an internet service of Sony. The monthly subscription allows you to get news, sports, and local channels. You can watch on your PlayStation console. It is free from surprise charges and there is no contract. You can watch up to five devices at a time. There is a free trial that is offered as well. 
  • Sling TV: Sling TV gives you a way to watch your favorite events and on different devices. The devices vary based on your service. There are three different service packages that determine the devices you are allowed. They offer a free trial and you can watch the NFR on Sling TV.
  • YouTube TV: YouTube TV has great content and the NFR can be viewed here. Their basic package is $40 per month and there are 9 sports channels included with the package.

Watch NFR with CBS Sports App

The CBS Sports App is available to you if you have a cable subscription. You can stream the NFR from anywhere in the United States. The CBS Sports app can be downloaded in the Google App Store, the App Store, Roku, and others.

Where is CBS Sports Network?

The CBS Sports Network has the rights to the broadcast of the NFR this year. They air the events starting at 10 pm live and every night of the NFR. There a major sports network and they provide excellent coverage.

Can you watch CBS Sports Network on CBS All Access?

You can watch CBS Sports on CBS All Access. As long as you have a cable subscription, you’ll be able to see the NFR.

Can you watch CBS Sports Network on Roku?

You can also watch the CBS Sports Network on Roku too. Simply go to the CBS All Access area, and log into your cable subscription. Once you are logged in, you will be able to watch CBS Sports Network and the NFR.

Last Words

The NFR is an awesome event that has fans and spectators everywhere excited and ready to see the best performers in the world in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are lucky to see it live, you will enjoy the event and the sites and sounds. This is a great time to be a rodeo fan.